“President Obama needs to decide between his goal of higher taxes, or a bipartisan plan to address our deficit. He can’t have both. But we need to hear from him.” — Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jon Kyl, in a joint statement regarding the budget talks and debt limit.
This is probably the moment when we remind McConnell and Kyl that if the Democrats want to raise taxes to increase revenue and the Republicans want to cut spending as strategies for reducing the budget, well then higher taxes would be part of a bipartisan plan to address the deficit.
It’s not bipartisan if only one party gets their way and then whines about it when they don’t.